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Liette Gilbert

Liette Gilbert

Liette Gilbert

Professor Graduate Program Director, Environmental Studies Credentials PhD Urban Planning, University of California, Los AngelesMA (Urban Planning), University of California, Los AngelesBSc Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal Research Keywords Cities, Urban Planning, Migration, Citizenship, Social and Environmental Justice. Graduate Supervision I supervise students in the graduate programs in Environmental Studies and Geography. Contact Information 4700

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Risk and post-disaster reconstruction of Lac Mégantic

Risk and post-disaster reconstruction of Lac Mégantic

The megadisaster of Lac-Mégantic offers important lessons on how disasters and recovery are negotiated within local capacities  and contingencies of smaller towns. Born and raised in Nantes, a rural community in Quebec where the catastrophic train disaster happened in 2013, Professor Liette Gilbert, is very familiar with the case and the region. She then started to

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Unlikely Allies: Citizen Planning and Environmentalism on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Unlikely Allies: Citizen Planning and Environmentalism on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) The research examined the dynamics of citizen planning through an in-depth study and comparison of two communities -- Richmond Hill and Caledon -- that are immediately adjacent to the Oak Ridges Moraine. The study documented the issues, the roles of key actors, the strategic outcomes, and the local

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Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in the 21st century

Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in the 21st century

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Urbanization is at the core of the global economy today. Yet, the crucial aspect of 21st century urban development is suburbanization -- defined as an increase in non-central city population and economic activity, as well as urban spatial expansion. It includes all manner of peripheral growth: from the

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